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Thread: Pressing batting

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    I just read the main post about ironing, steaming, pressing, whatever you choose to call it, batting. My question is, does anyone iron their sandwiched quilt after spray basting it in order to make it stick better without bunching up in certain spots. Don't know what I can do because it keeps moving just enough that it gets small wrinkles in it. Wondered if the glue would stick better if it were ironed. Any thoughts out there in quiltville?

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    I have ironed mine and didn't notice any problems. I can't say it helped too much but it didn't hurt.

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    don't press the batting, but I do put it in the dryer for a few minutes to get the major creases out.
    And no, I don't press after it's together, but I wonder if you are holding down the backing with tape when you first start putting your front, back, batt together. That helps keep the wrinkles out and don't forget to keep it all taut when sewing. Sometimes I take an extra little tug on the back to make sure it is taut when I am quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    don't press the batting, but I do put it in the dryer for a few minutes to get the major creases out.
    And no, I don't press after it's together, but I wonder if you are holding down the backing with tape when you first start putting your front, back, batt together. That helps keep the wrinkles out and don't forget to keep it all taut when sewing. Sometimes I take an extra little tug on the back to make sure it is taut when I am quilting.
    It was fine when I took it off the table to start tying it (child's Noah's Ark quilt). I started in the middle and noticed the backing starting to "bubble" in small rows. Wondering if it could be the cheap fabric my sister-in-law picked out for it (her grandson). The top is a Moda, and I'm not having any problems with it. The bottom is a brown and white cotton from her Mother's sewing stuff that feels similar to a cheap shirt fabric. I really don't want them thinking I don't know what I'm doing, but I guess I don't! :?

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    It may possibly be a cotton/poly blend :wink:
    Even though you spray basted, you can still throw a few safety pin in too, which should help with the shifting :D:D:D
    Too much heat may cause the spray baste to dissipate...

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    If you have all cotton in the blocks and all cotton in the backing and an all cotton batting, the layers tend to stick together pretty well on their own and don't slide against each other. Then spray basting and a touch of the iron make it hold really well, usually.

    Jan in VA

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    Not sure what batting you're using, but the spray basting stuff I had recommended using only 100% cotton batting.

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    Batting is what my long arm quilter has my buy. It's Poly-Fil Quilter's 80/20 - cotton/polyester. Fabric is all cotton. Quilt isn't even crib size, as I cut the batting down.

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